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Short and Sweet: 101 Very Short Poems Paperback – 1 Mar 2012

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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber; Main edition (1 Mar. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0571278728
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571278725
  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 0.9 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 203,144 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Short and Sweet, edited by Simon Armitage, in a new decorative edition of this classic countdown of succinct verse introduced by one of Britain's foremost contemporary poets.

About the Author

Simon Armitage was born in West Yorkshire and is Professor of Poetry at the University of Sheffield.A recipient of numerous prizes and awards, he has published ten collections of poetry, including Selected Poems (2001), Seeing Stars (2010), and his acclaimed translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (2007). A broadcaster and presenter, he also writes extensively for television and radio, is the author of two novels and the best-selling memoir All Points North. In 2010 he received the CBE for services to poetry.

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By B. C. Dobson on 30 Aug. 2013
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An interesting variety of poems. As it says 'Short and Sweet' and yet not short on content and thought. An interesting book to keep and reflect on.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By S. Graham David on 26 Jan. 2014
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A good idea, but fails to deliver. only one poem per page, although some are single lines, which means jt takes barely an hour to get through the book. but is is the selection that is the real disappointment. there are one or two poems translated into English, so why not include a few classic haikus - short poems par excellence? I would have expected one or two of Ogden Nash's witty squibs, one or two of Pound's haiku-like efforts (so much better than the interminable and indigestible cantos), the emperor Hadrian's epitaph (possibly the greatest epitaph ever, and certainly one of the most moving and goose-pimple inspiring short poems)...........
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Still enjoying the book. I ration myself to read a poem or so at a time, so it will last ages and I will carry it with me on my travels.

I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys poetry.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By SallyG on 23 Dec. 2013
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I should probably have looked more closely at the description but I bought htis book having searched on Simon Armitage. The poems are not by him, just edited by him.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sue Mayes on 3 July 2013
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Bought on a whim after hearing reviews on the radio. Much enjoyed and is now on the bedside table in our spare room ready to please overnight guests. Thank you.
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